The Book of Moons and Seasons

For millennia the moon has drawn our curiosity like the tide, as it orbits with mysterious energies…

By Hannah McDonald

978-1-912634-40-8 * £14.99 (UK) / $18.99 (US) / $24.99 (CAN) * Release Date 24th May 2022

The moon is the keeper of time and seasons, marking when to sow the seed and when to harvest, when to celebrate and when to fast, when to sleep and when to rise. Across the world and throughout history, different cultures have used the moon to herald festivities and religious occasions. As a timekeeper, the moon holds a special significance in our lives.

Inspired by this slow, seasonal living, The Book of Moons and Seasons tells of the year’s journey in comic form, from the Winter Solstice through the Wheel of the Year to return to the Winter Solstice once more. As we pass them by, this book explores the ancient names for the full moons, from Strawberry Moon to Hunter’s Moon. This is a graphic narrative of the seasons, a deeply magical journey that captures the energy of the year as it waxes and wanes.

My work has a strong focus on seasonal living, which I believe is a tool we can all use to help us feel more emotionally connected with the natural world around us, that will inspire us to live more sustainably for our planet.” – Hannah McDonald

Hannah McDonald is a British illustrator living in Amsterdam, making hand-drawn artwork and telling stories inspired by slow and seasonal living.

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